The Warriors are heading back to Houston for Game 6 on Friday night after taking a 3-2 series lead, and they will have Game 7 back at home if they can't finish the job.
Curry's play down the stretch, combined with contributions from guard Klay Thompson, forward Draymond Green and big man Kevon Looney, led many National Basketball Association observers to wonder if Golden State would revert to the offense centered around Curry that earned the Warriors a championship in 2015.
Baynes put his body on the line and repeatedly thwarted Antetokounmpo from launching to the basket, but the "Greek Freak" was successful in finding open shooters. He then limped toward the sideline and went to the locker room.
Antetokounmpo, averaging 27 points in the playoffs, had 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two blocks in the game five clincher.
Irving dominated the offence but openly criticised his younger teammates and is expected to depart the Celtics and sign with the New York Knicks or another suitor in the off-season.
There were initial fears it was an Achilles injury, but it was diagnosed as a less serious sprain although it is unclear how many games he might miss.
While we still await the MRI results regarding Durant's calf strain, one thing is for certain - he won't suit up for Game 6 as the Rockets look to remain alive in the postseason and the Warriors look to close out the series.
Durant hit a jump shot at the start of his injury sequence. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Warriors have been outscored by 14 points with Durant on the bench in these playoffs.
James Harden led the Rockets with 31 points. "But he's not playing Game 6".